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Articles tagged with 'mps'


MPS expected to shift how it approaches new charter schools

Published Nov. 24, 2015

The Milwaukee Board of School Directors and MPS administrators have signaled that they soon will take a major step toward becoming more proactive and intentional in chartering schools, according to a Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service report.


What Means means for MPS

Published Nov. 17, 2015

The announcement last week that Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele selected Demond Means to take on the role of Opportunity Schools Partnership commissioner came not as too much of a surprise - but it was a relief, seeing what the pick means for MPS.


Opponents question MPS board decision to put Carmen, Pulaski under one roof

Published Nov. 4, 2015

According to a Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service report, tensions were high during an almost two-hour discussion over the proposal to place Carmen, an MPS charter school, under the same roof as Pulaski, a longstanding traditional high school. The eventual vote came in 5-4 in favor of the proposed partnership.


When did Milwaukee get smaller?

Published Oct. 29, 2015

Ever look at old pictures of Milwaukee and think, "why did it look like a bigger city back then"? Happens to me all the time.


Abele won't be a hero in fight for MPS, but he won't be a villain either

Published Oct. 13, 2015

Any day now, Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele will appoint a "commissioner" who will identify up to three Milwaukee Public Schools that will be subsumed into the new Opportunity Schools Partnership, their teachers removed and their assets seized. He argues he's making the best of a bad situation, but does this make Abele a hero or villain to MPS?


MPS seeks input on a potential new program at Happy Hill

Published Oct. 5, 2015

The former Happy Hill Elementary School has been closed since 2006. But don't think folks at MPS haven't been thinking about it. Now, the district is again turning to the community as it seeks to re-open the school - built in 1958.


"More work remains" on possible partnership between Carmen, Pulaski

Published Sept. 29, 2015

According to a Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service report, MPS is considering a "knowledge exchange" partnership between a charter school and one of the district's traditional public high schools. MPS has held three meetings to solicit community feedback on the idea, which would expand the Carmen High School of Science and Technology's highly sought-after program into Casimir Pulaski High School, where both would operate side by side.


Frawley finds friendship in felines

Published Sept. 25, 2015

Vivian Frawley didn't grow up with cats, nor did she have them for the first part of adult life, because she was allergic to them. However, in 1986 some friends invited her over for dinner and instead of a doggie bag, she left with a kitten in her purse. Today, she has dedicated much of her life to cat welfare.


Historic schoolhouses inspire Milwaukee painter

Published Sept. 17, 2015

When Milwaukee artist Ariana Huggett started to leak out images of the paintings for her upcoming show, "Old Schools" - on view Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 19-20, in conjunction with Doors Open Milwaukee, at the Material Studios + Gallery in the Third Ward - a lot of folks took notice.


Three South Side high schools call rebuilt South Stadium home

Published Aug. 26, 2015

As the Bradley Tech Trojans and the South Division Cardinals lined up along the sidelines for the first game of the season Thursday evening, the atmosphere felt more like a contest that could air on ESPN than a high school football matchup. As Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports, it was the first football game ever played in the newly reconstructed South Stadium at 971 Windlake Ave.


Bucks and MPS team up for new school attendance initiative

Published Aug. 10, 2015

This afternoon, the Milwaukee Bucks and Milwaukee Public Schools announced a joint initiative, featuring Jabari Parker as spokesman and aimed at increasing awareness of the value of attending school all day, every day.


Intersection mural aims to slow traffic, beautify community

Published July 22, 2015

After months of planning and a week of preparation, community members and students from the Hopkins-Lloyd Community Learning Center painted an intersection mural in one day. According to a report from Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service, it is located in the intersection of 15th and Hadley Streets, outside Hopkins-Lloyd Community School, an elementary school at 1503 W. Hopkins St.